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BCM320: Group DA

Abby Poposki

For the group digital artefact, Jess and I decided to explore and review a TV show on Netflix called Hormones. Our field site consisted of a podcast where we reviewed and discussed cultural differences that we noticed while viewing the show. This was not a reaction podcast because we reviewed the show after watched the first three episodes because we wanted to allocate enough time to eloquently discuss our thoughts and epiphanies.

Our podcast is embeded here:

Our group presentation can also be found here:

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K-Beauty: beyond skin-deep

Abby Poposki

Last week in my blog post, I wrote about how I wanted to look into both K-Beauty and J-Beauty products and the beauty regimes themselves. But, after thinking it through and drawing on the Ellis et al. reading, I’ve decided it was best to focus on only K-Beauty so I can give a thorough analysis of the beauty genre. Moreover, I decided to choose K-Beauty as opposed to J-Beauty because I have better access to the products as there are multiple Korean beauty stores at my local shopping centre.

Using the Ellis et al. reading to analyse my last blog post, I had decided to focus on too many aspects of the beauty genre such as K-Beauty, J-Beauty, skincare and even makeup tutorials. If I had ample time to dedicate to this task, I would love to explore these concepts, however this idea is rather ambitious, so K-Beauty skincare…

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The world of J-Beauty and K-Beauty

Abby Poposki

YouTube is something I use more often than Netflix. I find myself utilising for everything and anything, whether its for entertainment value or for a learning tutorial. The content created on YouTube is unique and there is an abundance of content, so much that I find myself falling down a YouTube rabbit hole on a daily basis.

I enjoy the content created on the website such as Shane Dawson‘s docuseries or beauty makeup tutorials. One YouTuber in particular, Safiya Nygaard did a YouTube series where she explored the culture of Japan. She investigated three distinct fashion trends in Tokyo and makeup. Moreover, South Korea is renowned for some of the best beauty products and techniques in the world. There are endless videos on YouTube of individuals recreating Japanese makeup looks and reviewing Korean beauty products and I become more intrigued with every video that I watch.

I’m someone who…

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Akira (1988)

Abby Poposki

Autoethnography is used when researching because it was shown that the audience wasn’t as receptive to facts and statistics about a topic, than they were about meaningful stories because it encouraged free-thinking in a way facts couldn’t (Ellis et al. 2011).

The experience of live-tweeting does precisely this, because it introduces perspectives that weren’t initially shared. Reading others tweets provided insight of information I wasn’t aware of that enhanced the overall viewing experience. Moreover, I was also pleased when I read tweets from other peers that voiced my opinions and concerns about the film. Despite all this, I still missed important plot points such as Tetsuo creating another big bang, thus creating a new universe, or that Kei gained psychic powers after Kiyoko used her as a medium.

Viewing Akira (1988) portrayed a more sinister nature of anime that I wasn’t used to. The film was riddled with gore and sexual…

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Godzilla: Not just a giant lizard

Abby Poposki

BCM320’s first class was definitely something I was not prepared for, in the best way possible. Live-tweeting was not easy, due to flicking between reading the subtitles, trying to tweet the wittiest comment, while also missing some important dialogue. I thought I had missed the important fishtank scene between Emiko and Seriwaza because I was busy tweeting, luckily however it wasn’t revealed until the latter part of the film what had distressed Emiko so much.

Prior to watching Gojira (1954) in all its black and white, subtitled glory, I had never seen any of the franchise, so I feel my experience was heightened by the fact I was watching the original film. Viewing the film reminded me of my appreciation for other cultures, particularly their folklore and mythology.

Cultural Studies was a compulsory unit at my primary school, and I was fascinated by cultural differences and beliefs. Although, my knowledge of…

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